Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:THE QUATUOR BRILLANT IN PARIS IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH AND EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY: WORKS BY VIRTUOSO VIOLINISTS (R. KREUTZER, P. RODE, AND L. SPOHR)
Author(s):Jung, Jenny Jungeun
Advisor(s):Associate Professor Christina Bashford
Contributor(s):Associate Professor Christina Bashford; Professor of Practice Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson, Indiana University, Bloomington; Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch; Professor Sever Tipei
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):music
quatuor
paris
violin
kreutzer
rode
spohr
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to explore the little known genre quatuor brillant during its flourishing at the turn of the nineteenth century in Paris. Although the quatuor brillant is written for four string instruments, and its contribution to the quartet genre is apparent, this repertoire also shares many traits with the nineteenth-century French violin solo repertoires, which contributed greatly to the overall style of violin playing and technique. The question of different approaches to violin playing in the early nineteenth century is a rich area for research. I approached research by analysis of violin technique and notations, which is the substantial part of my study, along with harmonic, rhythmic, and form analyses of selected sections by Kreutzer, Rode, and Spohr to gain a clear view of the role of the first violin and the other three instruments. Of the many aspects of the quatuor brillant that could be discussed, the main focus of this study is the genre’s significant stylistic features in its first movements to the relationship of those features with early-nineteenth-century violin technique, and also aiming to give the modern violinist some advice about how to execute the technical challenges. In my critical edition of the first movements of the quartets, I wanted bring off a historically informed performance practice as much as possible. I am convinced that only through close examination of the bowing and fingering techniques employed by the composer–violinists themselves can one get a real sense of how this music was meant to sound. This study will expose readers to new perspectives on quartet playing at the turn of the nineteenth century in both repertoire and technique.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Jung, Jenny Jungeun. THE QUATUOR BRILLANT IN PARIS IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH AND EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY: WORKS BY VIRTUOSO VIOLINISTS (R. KREUTZER, P. RODE, AND L. SPOHR). Doctoral project thesis submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2017
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95772
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-27


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